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About Us

Ashtabula County Continued Education Support Services (ACCESS) is a nonprofit organization in Ashtabula County dedicated to helping students and their families explore career options and navigate the process of applying to college and trade/technical schools, enlisting in the military, or entering the workforce. We help students apply for financial aid including filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and applying for scholarships, grants and loans. Our services are completely free of charge for students and their families.

Meet Our Staff

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Emily Dobran

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Theresa Morrison

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Cailin Rose


Kathy Reichert


Tatum Sanford


Janet Gerdes


Erin Smolinski


Tawnya Smith

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Belen Hanes


Deborah Kingzett

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Saundra Castrilla

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Kaitlyn Koski

Board of Directors

Irene Skleres
Senior Advisor, Career Advisor, College Credit Plus Advisor
Richard Jackson
-Vice President
EVP Operations ASHTA
Chemicals, INC.
Amanda Friday
Youth Services Coordinator, 
INFOhio Coach
Conneaut Public Library
David Thomas
Ashtabula County Auditor
Ashtabula County Auditor's Office
Paul Brockett
A-tech Principal
Mike Candela
ESC Superintendent
Kimberly Debacker
Geneva High School Counselor
Kellie McGinnis
RN, UH Hospitals of Cleveland
Tim Neal
Kingsville Elementary
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